With sea Segways still in the R&D stage and mermaid minicabs notoriously overpriced, passenger ferries remain the most economical way to travel in aquatic elegance. Discover the ease and breeze of maritime transportation with today's Groupon: for $59, you get one ticket for a ferry ride (a $125 value) from Seattle to Victoria, British Columbia from Clipper Vacations. This deal is valid for the 7:30 a.m. Seattle departure time and 7 p.m. Victoria return time, with an additional $10 charge for the 3:15 p.m. Seattle departure time and 5:30 p.m. Victoria return time.
The passenger-only Victoria Clipper is located between Pier 70 and the Edgewater Hotel, with frequent departures throughout the day. Over the course of two to three hours, you’ll cruise through the nature-oozing scenery of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca before arriving in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, famous for the superfluous “u” in its name. During your passage to Canada, you can snack on some grub from the onboard menu or buy a nice gift for the girlfriend you made up in high school with duty-free shopping.
Ever since Carrot Top attempted to cross the Canadian border carrying non-flame-retardant hair and drugs hidden in his muscles, you now have to show an ID and proof of citizenship to pass through customs into Canada. With beautiful landscapes surrounding you on all sides and access to the Victoria Clipper’s bountiful resources, sit back and enjoy the ferry ride while you whittle wood into a horse medallion for the lapel of your tuxedo T-shirt.
Must make reservation at least seven days in advance and arrive 45 minutes before departure.
- The entire experience, from telephone contact with customer service to embarking and debarking, was pleasant. – billp83, TripAdvisor
- What a great trip to Victoria. We had a really nice trip and enjoyed the clipper very much. Everyone was really friendly and helpful and looked after us so well. – renahockney, TripAdvisor
- What a fun way to travel! – Chelsea M., Yelp
With a fleet of planes, trains, automobiles, and boats stationed across the Pacific Northwest, Clipper Vacations unveils the signature sights of the region, from the quiet ocean side vistas of the San Juan Islands to the bustling metropolises of Seattle and Vancouver. Three sea-going crafts—the Victoria Clipper, Victoria Clipper III, and Victoria Clipper IV_—watch whales and cruise between islands while historians try to discover why the _Victoria Clipper II was disowned. The company's overland vehicles provide transportation to and from local events and festivals such as pop culture mecca of Emerald City Comicon or the Leavenworth Wine Walk, which serves fermented vintages from 25 local wineries.